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Did You Know?

…90% of all childhood sexual abuse occurs by someone with whom the child knows and has a trusted, established relationship, not by a stranger.

…According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, statistics show that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys are sexually exploited before they reach adulthood, yet less than 35% of those assaults are reported to the authorities.

…Childhood sexual abuse occurs among ALL socioeconomic, educational, racial, and cultural groups in the United States and in the world.

…Sex offenders do not usually look "weird". There is no outward physical appearance to indicate an abuser, and they are experts at hiding their true selves. Sex offenders look "normal". It's part of the "con".

…Approximately 25% of registered sex offenders in California are excluded from public disclosure by law on the state's Megan's Law website.

…According to the California Attorney General's office, most sexual assaults are committed by someone of the same race as their victim.

…The most vulnerable age for sexual abuse is between 9 and 12 years old. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that 84% of sexually abused children are victimized before the age of 12.

…In the majority of cases of childhood sexual abuse, most predators gain access to their victims through "grooming", with enticement, secrecy, and deception, seldom by using force.

…Sex offenders pose one of the highest risks for re-offending after being released from custody.

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